We’ve been waiting for two years to hold our Annual Meeting in Tulsa, Oklahoma, as we had planned for 2020, and we are thrilled that we will finally have a chance to return!
Two years ago, the pandemic upended everyday life in communities across the globe, suspending an amorphous but deadly threat over in-person gatherings. At the outbreak of Covid-19, AFS canceled our much anticipated in-person meeting in Tulsa and pivoted to a fully virtual convening.
Two years on, the challenges persist, but there is also room for new possibilities. As Covid may become endemic, like so many other problems that we face, we have much to work on and work toward. AFS is committed to facing these challenges together. The AFS annual meeting is a time to gather and share in ways that give us strength and that advance our work in our communities and in our field.
We hope you’ll join us in Tulsa as we celebrate our return to a full-scale annual meeting in person! That said, we’re working to hold the door open for virtual opportunities, now and in the future. This year, we’re taking proposals for a limited number of virtual participants in some hybrid panels, planning to stream some plenary and special events, and working on other opportunities for virtual engagement throughout the year. We remain committed to exploring how virtual events can complement in-person meetings in the years to come.
We are grateful for the opportunity to listen, reflect, and respond to the layered challenges we all face.
We hope that you will plan to participate!
You can now register and submit a proposal. The deadline for proposals is March 31, 2022.
Up-to-date information will be posted to our 2022 Annual Meeting page as it develops.
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